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Command & Conquer: The First Decade review

AT A GLANCE
  • A dozen C&C games for the price of one
  • Did we say 12 C&C games?
  • 12 C&C games - most actually work
  • Doesn't play nice with new monitors
  • Early games may not launch at all
  • Far too many bugs

With some more care and ambition, Command & Conquer: The First Decade could have been the single greatest compilation of all time, a must-have for vets and newbies alike. Instead, it's actually only appealing to fans of a few of the titles that are still playable, and it's just a buggy nostalgia trip for everyone else. 

More Info

Release date: Feb 07 2006 - PC (US)
Feb 07 2006 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: EA GAMES
Developed by: Westwood
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes, Violence

2 comments

  • Duke_of_Zork - November 13, 2008 7:38 p.m.

    The review tells us no less than 3 times that the appeal of the older games is in "nostalgia". Which is kind of odd because it also tells us that it's just a buggy nostalgia trip in the end. The bugs are a legitimate issue (though I haven't encountered them personally), but make up your mind. Without them, would this have been the greatest compilation of all time, or would it have been just nostalgia? It's kind of weak and cliched writing to just describe any old game's value as "nostalgia", and obviates the need to explain why modern games are any better. In many cases the only superiority is in their graphics. The game industry has always had a major case of television envy and will prefer prettier pictures over prettier gameplay any time. For some genres, such as flight simulators and adventure games, better and better graphics really do add to the experience, but to something like an RTS, there comes a point where better graphics are superfluous as long as they're good enough to distinguish the units and follow the action. The graphics of all the C&C games are more than good enough for their purpose.
  • destroyer29 - February 12, 2009 5:30 a.m.

    Duke_of_Zork chill out!Its just a review

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